In Reply to: Audi's new Multitronic auto transmission is faster posted by rickp on January 30, 2000 at 13:45:01:
: .......than a manual. I don't think it'll be ready to take on the torque of a 540 or an S4 yet. Maybe in a couple years.
: For the S4, Audi revised the gear ratios so it's only a half second slower to 60 (6.0 vs. 5.5). My new chip erases that lag and I'm now 5.4 or 5.5 to 60. On the highway, I can catch unsuspecting Corvettes.........(grins)
Rick you crazy guy. Imagine how fast your car would be with a six speed! A really fast driver will be able to shift gears as quickly as an auto tranny....watch Speedvision sometime to see how they flash through the gears. And you will always have the losses inherint in any system that uses hydrolics as a medium to transmit power. The Ferrari setup is probably best....it's a real gearbox and clutch electrically controlled.
Alot of people say that turbos and autos are a perfect pairing though, so....